MANHATTAN — After a man fell asleep on the subway and had his iPhone stolen early Tuesday, Greenwich Village police used an application installed on the phone to locate both the device and the suspected thief, police said.
The man, 22, told police he was listening to music on his iPhone Tuesday around 3:30 a.m. on a southbound 1 train after boarding at the West 116th Street station when he fell asleep. When he awoke at the West 66th Street station, the music had stopped.
His phone was missing, he told police.
The victim went to the Sixth Precinct station house on West 10th Street and officers there ran the Find My iPhone app, which placed the phone near East 107th Street and Madison Avenue, police said.
The registration on the phone had been changed to the name Joseph Outley.
Sixth Precinct police entered an apartment building near the intersection in East Harlem that the app provided and found Outley, an 18-year-old Bronx resident, sleeping in a third-floor hallway, police said.
Outley was arrested around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged with trespass, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, police said.